Photography: Discover the joy of taking photos

Course summary

Explore, experiment and develop your confidence to bring more joy to taking photos.

In this workshop students will gain a basic understanding of the technical aspects of camera, composition and different styles of photography.

Students will be encouraged you to put theory into practice by reviewing and learning from each photo you take.

Angela will ensure that you understand and become familiar with your camera and provide the opportunity to fully immerse yourself with the craft and art of taking photos.

Suitable for beginners and those wanting a refresher. 

What you will learn

  • an introduction to exposure (ISO, shutter speed and f stops)
  • an introduction into composition for photography
  • an introduction to the elements which make a good photo
  • an introduction to Histogram
  • an introduction into Focus Modes – single, continuous, and manual
  • an introduction to different styles of photograph

What you will get

  • technical and aesthetic knowledge, skills, and experience
  • guidance, support, and encouragement in a safe and respectful environment
  • connect with others with a similar passion and level of skill
  • become comfortable with being curious, creative, and playful
  • an opportunity to take lots of photo

What you need to bring

  • camera(DSR or Mirrorless/Digital)
  • manual for your camera (if you have)
  • batteries fully charged and spare
  • disk
  • notebook and pen
  • comfortable shoes and clothing
  • water bottle

About the tutor

Angela Mamalis has a background working in the arts, health and wellbeing, and education sector. Angela’s passion for photography stems back to many decades. She is a strong advocate of lifelong learning. She has completed many formal and informal photography courses and workshops, and continuously seeks out online courses, podcasts and photography groups she can hang out with. She loves learning and sharing all things photography. Her role will be one of facilitation, encouragement, and support.  Find her Facebook page here.

Course cost

COST: $55.00

Class availability: 10 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 29 April
2.00pm – 4.00pm (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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